1st Edition

The Innovative Management Education Ecosystem Reskilling and Upskilling the Future Workforce

    96 Pages
    by Routledge

    96 Pages
    by Routledge

    With the world in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, associated labor market challenges are bringing changes to how business schools offer executive education to the future workforce. The COVID-19 pandemic has further underlined the need for such change through impacts on today’s workforce and the expected developments that ongoing technological advancements will have on the workforce of the future.

    This book explores the need for business schools to strategically work to redefine the concept of an innovative business school ecosystem through commitment to experimentation and innovation. The authors advocate for such change to be realized through partnerships supporting actions that ensure graduates’ and workers’ access to skills building and reskilling and upskilling. The book presents selected case studies exemplifying such an approach and highlights best practices that can be implemented in public–private as well as private–private partnerships.

    The Innovative Management Education Ecosystem: Reskilling and Upskilling the Future Workforce offers readers from industry and academia as well as government institutions insights that will benefit the development of innovative curricula and training programs and, at the same time, labor markets.

    Introduction. Can Business Schools Pivot and Prepare for Training the Future Workforce?

    Part I
    Chapter 1. The Evolution and Devolution of Executive Education in Business Schools
    Chapter 2. The Reskilling Revolution and the Future Workforce
    Chapter 3. Pivoting Towards an Innovative Executive Education Ecosystem in Business Schools
    Chapter 4. An Innovative Executive Education Ecosystem for Reskilling/Upskilling Business Leaders
    Chapter 5. Designing an Academic–Industry Partnership for Innovative Executive Education

    Part II
    Chapter 6. Case Study: The Bayer Active Leadership Program with EADA Business School
    Chapter 7. Reskilling and Upskilling: Selected Case Studies and Best Practices
    Chapter 8. Thoughts and Notes for Business School and Management Education Leaders: Where do we go from here?


    Jordi Diaz is the Dean and Professor of Innovation at EADA Business School Barcelona, Spain.

    Daphne Halkias is a Professor and Distinguished Research Fellow at École des Ponts Business School in Paris, France.

    Paul W. Thurman is a Professor of Management and Analytics at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, New York, USA.